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Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Not quite as stunning as Neuschwanstein but an interesting castle in its own right. A steep walk up from the village but quite short.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not quite as stunning as Neuschwanstein but an interesting castle in its own right. A steep walk up from the village but quite short.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was a fascinating visit, where Ludwig spent his formative years surrounded by images of myths and legend and his imagination had free reign. From here he saw the peaks on which he would construct the fairytale Neuschwanstein. Even though the tour is relatively short at about 30 minutes it was very interesting to hear the cogent descriptions and see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well to me it looked like the inspiration for the Dornish Castle in Game of Thrones, but hey I am a GoT Fan. The castle is nice and and the views from there are very good. The tour was also very nice!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a private castle but some rooms are open to tour. the guide spoke very good English and the rooms truly are beautiful I think with these tours you can get a bit of a feel for how it must have ben to live here. This castle was lived in up until quite recently. Overall I liked this tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful palace. A bit dissapointing that you can only see a few rooms inside but worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this former home of the Bavarian kings. Unlike its more infamous (Neuschwanstein) neighbour the visit and guided tour of Hohenschwangau was amazing. You are only allowed to walk around the castle exterior unaccompanied. Inside visits are normally part of a joint ticket to see Neuschwanstein. the tour was by an knowledgeable guide, well paced and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We did this castle first because it is somewhat over shadowed but our guide was excellent and funny. Well worth it and a lovely walk up to it that takes five minutes not 20 minutes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As good an experience as Nechscwanstewin. Quainter for sure but most interesting. Great guides who are most informative. Don't miss it if you are already there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Although not as beautiful as Neuschwanstein Castle, you must visit this castle first in order to learn the history and understand why King Ludwig II fell in love with building castles. The castle interior is well preserved in its original form. There is no restoration done. Everything from the furniture, the painted walls and the ornaments are authentic. Worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This beautiful castle is so much more than its outward appearance! The details and intricacies inside are truly breathtaking and it's history is truly captivating.

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Address: Address: Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Swabia  >  Hohenschwangau

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